India

Angered Indians demand Gandhi flip-flops be removed from Amazon

Flip-flops depicting independence leader Mahatma Gandhi for sale on Amazon have triggered anger with Indians, who took to social media over the weekend to demand their immediate removal.

25 dead in India after boat capsizes in Ganges

At least 25 people were confirmed dead on Sunday after a boat capsized in the Ganges river in eastern India, police and rescue officials said.

18 people dead after overcrowded boat capsizes in India

At least 18 people drowned Saturday when a packed boat carrying at least 40 people capsized in the Ganga river near the eastern Indian town of Patna, police said.

India's SpiceJet to buy 205 Boeing jets in 22-billion-dollar deal

Indian budget airline SpiceJet will purchase 205 planes worth 22 billion dollars from US manufacturer Boeing, one of the biggest orders ever made by an Indian airline, according to an agreement...

Vin Diesel in India for release of 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage'

Hollywood action star Vin Diesel arrived in India on Thursday to promote his film "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage," being released there a week ahead of the rest of the world.

India demands apology from Amazon for insulting flag, warns of action

India on Wednesday demanded an apology from retail giant Amazon for selling doormats featuring its national flag and warned it would cancel visas of company officials unless the products were...

Several women allegedly raped by police in restive Indian state

Police in India's insurgency-hit Chhattisgarh state raped and physically assaulted at least 16 women in 2015 and 2016, the country's top rights panel has found in an initial probe.

Bangalore police find no sign of mass molestations on New Year's Eve

There was no evidence of molestation of women on a large scale during New Year's Eve revelry in the Indian city of Bangalore, but five cases had been registered, police commissioner Praveen Sood...

Reported assaults in Bangalore lead to 4 arrests, "safer" city pledge

Four people have been arrested in connection with sexual assaults on women during New Year's eve revelry in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, the minister in charge of law and order said...

New video emerges amid reports of New Year sex assaults in Bangalore

Days after reports of widespread sexual assaults on women during New Year's eve celebrations in Bangalore, a new video emerged Wednesday showing two men attacking a lone woman on a street.

India court bars parties from using religion, caste in seeking votes

Politicians may not use references to religion or caste when seeking votes, ruled India's Supreme Court on Monday, weighing in on a clutch of petitions dating back to the 1990s.

India tests powerful nuclear-capable missile

India on Monday successfully tested its nuclear-capable Agni-IV ballistic missile from a base off its eastern coast, officials said.

Death toll rises to 16 in India mine collapse

New Delhi  (dpa) -  The bodies of 16 workers were recovered from a collapsed mine in India's eastern state of Jharkhand, officials said Saturday.

Modi promises to ease cash crisis in India, announces sops

Indian Premier Narendra Modi on Saturday promised to ease the cash crisis triggered by the government's shock move to discontinue high denomination notes even as he announced incentives for the...

11 dead, more feared trapped in accident at India state-owned mine

At least 11 workers were killed and several still believed to be trapped after a coal mine collapsed in India's eastern state of Jharkhand, officials said Friday.